The Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Task Group was formed in light of the special considerations needed when working with mood disorder patients under the age of 18. While this demographic can present unique challenges, the reward in helping children overcome emotional and mental adversities is enormous. During meetings the Task Group reviews the latest research in the field of child psychiatry, shares clinical advice, and discuses collaborative project ideas.

2019-1-24 Minutes CAMD


Thursday, Jan. 24 2019 at 4:00 PM (ET)

Meeting Minutes

We had representation from 4 of our 13 CAMDIG sites on the call today: Mary Fristad, co-chair (Ohio State University);

Leslie Miller, co-chair (Johns Hopkins); Jarrod Lefflor (Mayo); Neera Ghaziuddin (UofM)

NNDC: Susan Hinton

  • Mary (OSU): Planning to visit Mayo Clinic in May. Still working on the IRB approval. We have conveyed to the Bring Change to Mind group that we are able to provide school district contacts, but that’s as far as we can stretch at this time.
  • Neera (UofM): IRB has been submitted; anticipating approval soon.
    1. Will check that the IRB submission includes that we will be sharing our information with other centers; sending data to OSU for collection. Will check if giving gift cards or cash is allowed.
  • Jarrod (Mayo): Our IRB submission will indicate that it’s a broader IRB; “they have IRB approval at OSU, and we’re part of that”.
  • Leslie (JHU): We have IRB approval. Slow going implementing the questionnaire, but reminding people to keep plugging away. Rather than gift cards, thinking of just purchasing snacks and getting reimbursed by the NNDC (Momentum Grant).
  • Susan: Stanford and Colorado have received their kits ($2 and Starbuck’s gift cards)
    1. Google Drive shareable link with boilerplates, consent / assent forms, etc:
  • Next TG conference call – Feb 28th at 4:00 PM (ET)